MMSWMD District Wide Collection Event – June 3rd, 2017

Tire, E-Waste, HHW Collection – University – 6/3/2017

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, April 29, 2017

Individuals wishing to dispose of their medications can find a collection location using the DEA’s website.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared prescription drug abuse and its consequences an epidemic, with more people dying from drug overdoses, primarily driven by prescription drug abuse, than in motor vehicle crashes. In 2010, 22,134 people died from overdoses involving prescription drugs. Additionally, in 2012, 69 percent of people who abused prescription pain relievers obtained the prescription drugs through friends or relatives, or from raiding the family medicine cabinet. These statistics indicate the value of proper prescription drug disposal as a key strategy to preventing prescription drug abuse, and this strategy is therefore included in the Administration’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan.

We encourage you to join this commitment to improving public health and safety by participating and inviting others – friends, family, and neighbors – to take part in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 29, 2017

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District Wide HHW RFP: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Services

The Mid-Missouri Solid Waste Management District has issued an RFP for Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Services.  Deadline for submitting a proposal is 4:00 pm , Monday May 15, 2017 Proposals need to be delivered to:

Drop-off/Overnight address:
701 East Broadway, 3rd Floor
Columbia, MO 65201
Attn: Lelande Rehard, District Manager

Mailing address:
PO Box 6015
Columbia, MO 65205-6015
Attn: Lelande Rehard, District Manager

Click here for RFP Document


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Manufacturers: Cost Savings Opportunity

Are you a small or medium sized manufacturer looking to reduce costs and become more efficient?  If so, the Industrial Assessment Center at the University of Missouri may be able to help.

Small and medium-sized industrial facilities can apply for free energy, productivity, and waste assessments through the Midwest Industrial Assessment Center (Midwest IAC) at the University of Missouri – Columbia. The Midwest IAC is sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to provide these assessments at no cost to small and medium sized manufacturers. The team includes faculty and student engineers conducting audits. After the site visit, a comprehensive report will be developed to provide cost savings opportunities identified during the assessment.

Examples of recommendations are efficient use of compressed air via heat recovery, reducing pressure losses or reducing the air pressure, efficient use of process heating systems via monitoring the combustion efficiency or preheating combustion air with waste heat from furnaces, utilizing combined heat and power, efficient use of power transmission systems such as pumps and motors via use of adjustable frequency drives or monitoring the voltage unbalance in a three phase motor, minimizing water contamination before treatment, and adding equipment to reduce production bottleneck. These are only a few examples. The assessment team reviews the whole array of manufacturing systems in the facility and makes energy saving recommendations.

Since 2007, Midwest IAC has conducted over 200 assessments with more than 1,400 recommendations. The program has identified more than $25 million in recommended cost savings.

For more information and to apply, visit: or contact the Director of the Midwest IAC, Dr. Khanna via email at or phone 573-884-9109.

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